Bacon Jam is such a versatile and delicious spread and the addition of pineapple adds a pleasant richness to this savory jam. This bacon jam is perfect for burgers, and sandwiches, and is even delicious on its own!
My hubby has been obsessed with Bacon Jam from the moment he tried it at a local restaurant. So one day while I was making my BBQ Chicken sliders, he suggested that I add bacon jam to them. Since my I usually make a pineapple bbq sauce for my bbq chicken sliders, I decided instead to create a pineapple bacon jam to essentially get the best of both worlds!
We definitely love our fair share of bacon around here and pineapple was the perfect sweet addition to the already delicious bacon jam.
This pineapple bacon jam is perfect on burgers, chicken, and just about anything else that you can think of!
So without further ado, I’m excited to share this recipe with you guys!
Here’s what you need to make this Pineapple Bacon Jam:
- Crushed Pineapple (with juice)
- Brown Sugar
- Maple Syrup
- Garlic (chopped)
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Bacon (chopped)
- Onion (diced)
The process to make this pineapple bacon jam is fairly simple as it is essentially a one-skillet dish.
Once you have prepped your ingredients, grab a skillet and add in your chopped bacon and cook down until done but not super crispy. Next, drain your bacon, reserving at least 2tbsps of bacon grease, and set the bacon to the side.
Add the reserved bacon grease, onion, and garlic, and cook down until the onions start to soften. Once cooked down, add in brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup and continue to cook on medium/high heat until the brown sugar melts..
Next add in your crushed pineapples along with the juices, mixing periodically to avoid the mixture sticking to the pan.
Next, add the cooked bacon back into the mixture and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Once your bacon jam reaches a thick consistency, feel free to use it right away or allow the bacon jam to cool completely and place in an airtight container & store it in the fridge. I highly recommend using a glass container if possible, but no matter what container you use, make sure that it’s air-tight! When stored properly, this bacon jam can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 weeks – if it lasts that long.
Just like that, you have homemade, delicious pineapple bacon jam that is ready for you and your family to enjoy! The possibilities are truly endless!
If you’re a busy mom like me, then you definitely want to check out my other 5 ingredients or less recipes for quick, delicious recipes that you can whip up any day of the week.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to grab the exact measurements so that you can try this easy Pineapple Bacon Jam recipe for yourself.
- 1/3 cup crushed pineapple (with juice)
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 cloves Garlic (chopped)
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1lb bacon (chopped)
- 1 sweet onion (diced)
- Add chopped bacon to a large skillet and cook over medium/high heat until brown but not crispy.
- Remove and drain your bacon, reserving at least 2tbsps of bacon grease, and set the bacon to the side.
- In the same pan, add the reserved bacon grease, onion, and garlic, and cook over medium/high heat for about 5-8 minutes until the onions start to soften.
- Add in brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup, and stir to combine all ingredients.
- Continue to cook over medium/high heat until brown sugar melts stirring periodically to prevent sticking.
- Add in your crushed pineapples along with the juices and mix to combine.
- Add cooked bacon back to the pan and bring the mixture to a boil, continuing to stir periodically.
- Reduce heat to medium/low and cook for 20-30 mins until mixture thickens.
- Enjoy right away or place in an airtight container & store it in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 9g
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